Blue Water situated off Aundh-Ravet BRT is a lovely place to have lunch / dinner at. Set up out in the open amongst little waterfalls and streams, it sets up a great mood for a family dinner or a romantic date. They also have indoor A/C section and banquet halls for private functions.
Thanks to our friend Anchor Nitish Kamdar, we got an invite for an exclusive food tasting.
We started off with the appetizers. The Crackling Spinach Cottage Cheese had fried spinach along with tossed cottage cheese cuboids in a tangy and sweetish sauce. I didn’t quite like the consistency of the cottage cheese but the overall taste seemed to be good.
The Cheesy Jalapeno was a tikki that had melted gooey cheese along with some finely chopped jalapenos. I thought they were awesome with the perfect batter and the gooey cheesiness. However, it was the Royal Hara Bhara Kebab that stole the show in the appetizers for me. The chutney served with it enhanced the taste and I just loved it.
The Charmula Cottage Cheese Tikka were huge paneer cubes marinated in charmula paste and then cooked in tandoor. The paneer was absolutely soft and the spices and flavours from the marination were brilliantly infused into the paneer.
The Wok Toast Chilly with Chicken had the traditional oriental flavors. Crunchy chicken tossed in veggies and soy sauce, I somehow didn’t like the texture of the chicken. However, others on the table seemed to enjoy the dish.
The Bhune Murgh ke Pasande & Nasheela Kebab had chicken morsels cooked well and perfectly marinated with their distinct spices and flavors. They were tender, juicy and yummy.
The Cajun Spice Fish Fingers were polished off the plate as soon as we were done clicking its photographs. A crunchy crumb and soft filling made it delicious.
Amongst the drinks, the Passionate Fruit mocktail had passion fruit, orange, pineapple and lime juice. True to its name it was absolutely fruity and sweet.
The Nibbles had cucumber, mojito mint pineapple, mint and lime. Even though I haven’t been a fan of cucumber based drinks, I quite liked this one. It was sweet and refreshing but I found the mint flavors to be missing.
The Vegetarian Tom Yum Soup didn’t exactly shout out Thai flavors and the veggies seemed a little undercooked. I shied away from this one.
The Green Salad had fresh long cut carrots, cucumber, horse radish and beetroot while the Fruit Chat had cherries, apples, papayas and watermelons.
The Dahi Vada lived up to its expectations. Garnished with some chili powder, chat masala and sautéed mustard seeds, the Dahi Vada was one yummy mouthful.
The Paneer Kesari Puktan was the best amongst the main course. Extremely soft paneer cubes in a rich and creamy gravy had me sent straight to heaven.
The Rara Murgh had more of a coarse textured gravy compared to the Paneer Kesari Phuktan. The chicken seemed cooked well but the curry was average.
The Dal Makhani was topped off with cream and butter. It wasn’t the best dal makhani I had had but wasn’t the worst either. The Jeera Rice was topped off with fried onions. The Long grain basmati rice was cooked well and paired nicely with the Dal Makhani.
In desserts, we had Gulab Jamun and Mango Ice Cream lined up. The Gulab Jamun were warm, soft and tasted delicious. The Mango Ice Cream had a big quenelle served on a bed of mango pulp and it was simply brilliant.
It was a great experience overall alongside my fellow blogger friends. A big shout out to Nitish Kamdar and Team Blue Water for inviting and hosting us.
Disclaimer: The invite was for a complimentary food tasting event. This review is a narrative of my experience at the event. The views expressed in this review are solely mine and others are more than welcome to agree or disagree with the same. The review is in no way influenced either personally or commercially nor has it been lifted, copied or plagiarized from any source however I have done my due diligence on the event via publicly available information on the internet.
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